#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card


ornaments Card-10-17-2019

Ornaments, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, pen and watercolor.  

Happy Poetry Friday! 

I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on the back– prompt word ornaments.

float in air 
like sky’s stardust…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Although the haiku above morphed out of this haiku:

are we like ornaments
floating in air…
or sky’s stardust…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

and another on ornaments that I had misplaced:

ornaments of our
imagination collide 
with politics

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

On 10-15-2019 the prompt word was legend. No sketch for this one but I do have a haiku–perhaps draft… 

legend, come you’ve been
away too many winters–
dormant wisdom waits…

2019 Michelle Kogan


And a quick sketch and haiku for 10-14-2019, the prompt was overgrowth:

Overgrowth-leaves-inktober day-14-10-17-2019

an overgrowth of
foliage fills falls

© 2019 Michelle Kogan

Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:



Thanks to our poet, writer, friend, and blogger extraordinaire Jama Rattigan at her blog Jama’s Alphabet Soup for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Round Up! Can’t wait to see what’s on the menu at her site…    BTW Jama, I love Rommy Kuperus’ ramen purse featured in your Tuesday post!            

Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.


About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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18 Responses to #PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

  1. cvarsalona says:

    What an adorable new card with a haiku, Michelle. I created a cherita for today’s prompt. Do you dream in color? Keep on doing what you do to get motivated because you are in the flow!

  2. cweichel says:

    Here in Canada we are in the middle of a federal election. This poem feels all to real for me.

    ornaments of our
    imagination collide
    with politics

    Thanks for sharing it, and the rest.

  3. I love the more whimsical designs I’ve been seeing from you lately, Michelle, like this one and one I saw on FB recently with the fish. Is this a new direction for you or did have I just missed it until recently? Anyway, I love the fanciful vibe! Best. Stardust. Ever.

  4. jama says:

    Love the new ornament card and haiku, Michelle. “sky’s stardust” makes me feel all dreamy . . . 🙂

  5. Tabatha says:

    Cute ornaments, Michelle! I love those little feet.

  6. laurashovan222 says:

    I love seeing how much fun you and others are having with Inktober. Will you incorporate your haiku into your holiday card offerings this year?

  7. That first haiku is perfect with your holiday card!

  8. maryleehahn says:

    I love the tumble-flow of your ornament ideas! (Although I am NOT ready for that season!!) I’m SO looking forward to participating in Inktober…next year!

  9. Kay Mcgriff says:

    I love these. It’s interesting how the same prompt can lead in such different directions (and sometimes similar thoughts) with different artists/writers. Here’s to hoping some dormant wisdom awakes!

  10. Love your paintings and poems! I have bookmarked your card shop for later.

  11. Your holiday card and haiku are a perfect pairing, Michelle.

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